Boris Johnson has come out fighting today against Dominic Cummings' claims he is "unfit for office". The Prime Minister said "I don't think" it's true that, in his former aide's words, "tens of thousands of people died who didn’t need to die". And he said “some of the commentary I have heard doesn’t bear any relation to reality”. Matt Hancock also hit back at claims he repeatedly lied, saying: "These unsubstantiated allegations around honesty are not true. I’ve been straight with people in public and in private throughout.” But both the Tory leader and the Health Secretary have ducked and dived around addressing actual, specific allegations made by Cummings. Tonight Mr Hancock was evasive over when, exactly, he promised to scale up tests for the thousands of frail, vulnerable Brits flooding into care homes. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon 8 Cancel Play now And that is crucial – because the virus was "seeded" into care homes last Spring, contributing to a death toll that stands in the tens of thousands. Labour leader Keir Starmer said Cummings made "very serious allegations" which "paint a picture that actually leads to the Prime… Read full this story
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